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 Post subject: CBs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:18 pm 
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A recommendation....if you don't have a CB installed in your Jeep I recommend you get one if possible as it makes the day more fun.

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:43 pm 
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Neatus wrote:
A recommendation....if you don't have a CB installed in your Jeep I recommend you get one if possible as it makes the day more fun.

Neatus is 100% correct, it makes the day more fun if you have one!!

If I'm not stepping out of bounds here, I'll offer a solution to those that don't have a CB, or can't get one in time... after all, we are in bad economic times and some people may not be able to afford that expense right now.

I have a bunch of extra FRS radios I could loan out if anyone needs one. That way they won't be totally without communication.... Beth and I can monitor both the CB and FRS channels to pass along info.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:17 pm 
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I wouldn't get on the road or trail without my CB

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:44 pm 
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I got a CB for my KJ this past Christmas, just don't have it tuned yet. I don't know much about it but I believe the antennae needs to be trimmed base on some meter reading? If anyone knows how to help me with that then I am good to go! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:50 pm 
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got the CB, but might need some help with my antenna as well...

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:54 pm 
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Here ya go.

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Channel 1 SWR is greater than Channel 40 SWR. If the reading on Channel 1 is greater than the reading on Channel 40, your antenna is too short and you'll need to lengthen it. Most fiberglass antennas have a tuning screw at the tip of the antenna that you can loosen or tighten to adjust the length of your antenna. Nearly all other antennas allow you to slide a steel whip in and out of the base to adjust the antenna's length. In either case, make very small adjustments and then recheck the SWR readings on both channels. If your antenna has a weather cap that covers the tuning screw, make sure it's back in place before taking your SWR readings.

Channel 40 SWR is greater than Channel 1 SWR. If the reading on Channel 1 is less than the reading on Channel 40, your antenna is too long and needs to be shortened. Use the appropriate tuning feature, discussed above, to make the adjustment. (In the unlikely - and unfortunate - event that your antenna isn't easily tunable, you'll need to physically shorten the antenna by cutting it.) Make very small adjustments and then re-check readings on both channels. If your antenna has a weather cap that covers the tuning screw, make sure it's in back place before taking your SWR readings.

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:40 pm 
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I'll have my SWR meter at FITS!

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 Post subject: Re: CBs
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:09 pm 
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I will bring two extra CBs and some wire cutters!

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